The Nagaur Fort is a sandy fort, centrally located in the district. The fort has lofty walls and a spacious campus, and there are many temples and palaces located inside the fort. The Tarkeen Dargah is a most renowned Dargah, next to the Ajmer e Sharif. It is a sacred place for the Muslims and the Sufis. The Jain Temple in Glass is a lofty structure of glass, and a very sacred site for the Jain community. Saiji ka Tanka is the Samadhi of a renowned saint, who inspired in people the quest for the liberation of the soul with simplicity and truthfulness. Other places located nearby are the Cenotaph of Amar Singh Rathore, Bansiwala Temple, Nath Ji ki Chhatri, Barli etc.
Khinvsar Fort is situated 42 kms away from Nagaur on the National Highway No. 65 towards Jodhpur. It is a 500 year old fort in the middle of the Thar Desert in India. The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb used to stay here. It has now been turned into a hotel furnished with modern facilities. Khinvsar town also has 25 small temples for the tourists to visit. The black deer roaming here in herds are a very popular tourist attraction.
The Kuchaman Fort is located in Kuchaman city. It is one of the oldest and most inaccessible forts of the state of Rajasthan, situated on the top of a straight hill. The fort has a unique water harvesting system. The Jodhpur rulers used to mint their gold and silver currency here. The fort affords a beautiful view of the city. It has been converted into a hotel and is a major attraction among the tourists.
Makarana is a treasure trove of marble. It exemplifies how stones can be shaped and made use of. The marble found here has been used in the construction of famous monuments like the Taj Mahal, Victoria Memorial and other buildings of white stone. The chief source of income for a majority of the people here is marble mining.
Ladnun is the site where the Jain Vishva Bharti Institute (deemed University), a famous centre of Jainism is situated. The institute is a school of thought, a centre of spirituality and purification, a society of Ahinsa and a treasure of tranquillity. Followers believe that it is an abode of humanity on earth.
It is believed that the village of Harsolav is many centuries old. It has an old fort, a temple of Lord Ganesha, a Jain Mandir and a cenotaph of Ramchandra Gurjar which is worth a visit. In the building one can seen beautiful stone carvings. The village is situated on Gothan-Jodhpur road in the Merta tehsil of Nagaur district.
Mundiyad is situated about 25 kms away from Nagaur district in the Nagaur tehsil. The village is centuries old. It is believe that the village was established by Mundra Maheshwari, hence it is called Mundiyad. There is an old Mataji temple and cenotaphs of Jagirdars and Charans of the medieval period. There is also a small Ganesha temple very popular with the people near by.
The village of Khatu is of great historical interest. The old name of Khatu was Shatkup (six wells). When Shak rulers came to India then they brought two new wells with them which were called Shakandhu (Stepwell) and Kalandh (Rahat). Accoring to Prithivraj Raso, Khatu's old name was Khatwan. Old Khatu is almost destroyed. Now there are two villages, one is called Bari Khatu and other Chhoti Khatu. On the hillock of Chhoti Khatu a small fort is standing. The fort was built by Prithviraj Chauhan. An old stepwell is located in Chhoti Khatu, known as Phool Bawadi. It is believed that this stepwell was constructed in the Gurjara-Pratihara period. This stepwell is artistic in its style of architecture.
Kharnal is situated on the Nagaur-Jodhpur National Highway, about 15 kms from Nagaur. It is the birth place of Lok Devta Veer Tejaji. It is believed that Kharnal was established by Dhawal Khichi who was the 5th generation of the Choudhan ruler, Gundal Rao Khichi of Jayal state. It is believed that Veer Tejaji was the son of Dhawal Khichi.
Jhorda is situated on the north of Nagaur about 30 kms away. It is the birth place of the Great Saint Baba Hariram and the poet Kandan Kalpit. Every year in the month of Bhadrapad Chaturthi and Panchmi, a big annual fair is held here where about 1-2 lac people participate, coming in from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh., Haryana, Delhi and Punjab.
Son Nagar is situated on the north-west border of the district and is a favourite place for foreign tourists who can enjoy the desert life style here. In the village there is a small museum where Rajasthani lifestyle goods are collected and displayed. This village is also famous for its artistic 'Kathi'-saddle for camels and horses.
The village of Gogelav was established in the name of Lok Devta Gogaji and it is believed that Gogaji's Barat (marriage party) had stayed here. In the village there are about 150 Gateways and some of them are very beautiful with stone carvings. Residents of the village are mainly Oswal Mahajans and there are beautiful and big havelies that they have built here. Most of the major Oswal Mahajan families have migrated from here to Kolkata, Chennai and other big cities of India.
Kukri is a small village in the Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birth place of the famous princess and poetess, Meera Bai.
These are the various places of leisure tourism that Nagaur district offers its visitors.
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